Efficient and Effective Implementation of Alternative Project Delivery Methods

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) has proactively implemented alternative project delivery (APD) methods. While these innovative practices produced significant schedule and cost improvements, the potential benefits have not been fully achieved by comparison to the best practices in other leading states. As SHA continues to add additional project delivery methods to its toolbox, there is a need to develop a strategic and integrated approach on how to efficiently and effectively identify, develop, procure, and manage projects utilizing APD methods. In this report, the research team has addressed the need to refine APD methods by providing a comprehensive assessment into the current practices and procedures carried out by SHA. The following key objectives were achieved during the course of this study: (1) Reviewed existing procedures in Maryland and other states, (2) Identified and documented best practices in APD methods, (3) Conducted an internal investigation into SHA project delivery method matters in order to: Identify deficiencies, areas of improvement, and barriers, and Identify what is currently working well, and (4) Provided recommendations based on a final analysis of collected data.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTC2015-SU-R-12
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2018 10:11AM